Foundation problems in existing shed

by Ruairidh MacLennan
(Inverness, Highlands)

I have a shed / cabin which was built 50 years ago by my father which is used as a bothy for weekend visits. The building is very small (5.5m x 3m) plus small extension. Over the years it has been largely re clad and had box profile metal sheeting placed over the felt roof.


The problem I now have is the flooring which has suffered from damp penetration over the years prior to the box profile roof being added on. I intend on lifting the floor boards and replacing but from initial inspection the floor joists do not look to be in good condition, especially at the ends. What options are available to me. Replace the joists (if this is possible with the shed in situ, lay a concrete floor / foundation with the shed in situ and underpin outer walls?

Any advice or thoughts would be appreciated.

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